Marty Sheppard - Little Creek Outfitters
Little Creek Outfitters
PO BOX 549
Brightwood, Oregon 97011
Marty has been a professional guide
for nine years, his passion for fly fishing has lead him to building a business based on his enthusiasm for the sport and conservation of wild Steelhead and Salmon. He thrives on teaching people and sharing his experience of the river with others.
Born and raised in Oregon Marty grew up on the banks of the Sandy River and landed his first Steelhead at the age of 5 in 1976. His dad had the greatest influence by taking him fishing it seemed everyday and teaching him the techniques of catching Steelhead. Much of his fly fishing inspiration came from reading books as a kid. Roderick Haig-Brown and Bill McMillan were huge contributors through their writing. As a teenager in the late 80’s Steve Kruse taught him the art of speycasting. Marty has spent a majority of his life chasing Steelhead throughout the Pacific Northwest.
Marty guides year round catering exclusively to fly-fishing on the John Day river. Marty is a supporter of the Native Fish Society and a Board Member of Waterwatch of Oregon. He practices a strict policy of catching and releasing wild fish. Marty has completely dedicated his life to fly-fishing and his family. He truly is an asset to the fly fishing community in years to come.
The John Day
Running over 500 miles, the John Day is the second longest free-flowing stream in the United States. It is protected as a "Wild and Scenic” river under Oregon Scenic Waterways Act. The country is characterized by steep basalt canyon walls, juniper, and sagebrush dotted hills, abandoned homesteads, and petroglyphs. This is one of the most culturally rich river corridors in the state.
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Phone: (503) 944-9165